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post #1 of 25
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Ok so im planing on buying this case for a second build, to do gaming and be a media center. So After Staring at multiple pictures of the case i think i can see watercooling in this case.
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Bottom Without Gpu Fan Mount, Looking at Spare Fan Mounts
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Ok After looking at those pictures i can see 1x120 Rad being mounted in the top of the case where the cpu exhaust fan is and running a push/pull. but my question is at the bottom i cant tell if those are 120mm fan mounts, if they are i can probably mount a 240Rad Down there.

Can i Have all your Feedback please
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post #2 of 25
I can't see any custom loop going inside that case without heavy mods. Atleast when trying to keep it all contained inside the case. To answer you question though I do believe they are 120 fan mounts but I don't think they are close enough together for a rad
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I doubt those holes at the bottom are for 120mm fans, the top fan I believe is 120mm and those holes in the bottom are a good bit smaller...even if they were I would *highly* un-recommend putting a rad down there if you have *any* kind of carpet/furry pets. Silverstone has taken to having all their cases have fans in the bottom which is neat, except for that those cases are very prone to becoming vacuum cleaners for lint/dust/fur/carpet resulting in filters getting clogged in no time
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post #4 of 25
I'd put a bottom 140mm rad underneath the PSUs fan, you might have to get taller feet. Then wire up the fan to run from a fan controller, possibly replacing it with a 140mm fan with better characteristics.

I'd then put a Swiftech MCR120 in the top, with an angle adapter on the fill port, exiting the top of the case for ease of filling.

Those are definitely not 120mm fan mounts on the bottom.

BTW: How tall is Silverstone's trash can?
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Sorry for the crappy picture editing
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Ok if i cant fit a 240 rad on the bottom what about beside the video card in the yellow box, then putting the rez at the bottom where the 240rad box is?
just make some custom wholes on the back of the case for vents, and put a stealth 240 rad there with some fans?

Once the Gpu has its water block it will be a single slot card
Edited by Qu1ckset - 3/7/11 at 2:42pm
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BTW: How tall is Silverstone's trash can?

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Im going to Email Silverstone and inquire on the fan mounts at the bottom of the case
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post #8 of 25
Unfortunately those 2 fan holes next to the PSU are only big enough for 80mm fans, I dont think you'll have much luck mounting a rad there. You may be able to put a pump/res combo down there without the bracket.

I'm working on one of these cases and I think you're best bet is to put a 120 at the top in push/pull and the res/pump in the lower section. it'll be a little tricky to get it all the work but its definately doable.
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Im going to Email Silverstone and inquire on the fan mounts at the bottom of the case

80mm
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80mm

Maybe il get someone to cut holes in the back of the case to mount a 240rad but put it far enough away that i can hook up all the sata ports and stuff to the mobo
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